IMF: beef up housing rules to avoid crash

House prices in some advanced and emerging countries are at risk of a crash that could trigger a new bout of financial volatility, the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday. It said that governments should tighten financial rules rather than hike interest rates to take steam out of the market, in an analysis published ahead of the spring meeting of its 189 country members next week.

  • By Phil Thornton
  • 04 Apr 2019
The IMF said the most recent data seemed to point to an increase in downside risks to house prices over the next one to three years in some countries. It warned that this could be a cause for concern for financial stability and for the global macroeconomic outlook ...

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